Getting a new mattress can seem like a mundane chore for some people. But if you want quality, restful sleep, you will find that finding the best mattress isn’t so simple. In fact, with the variety of choices available, it can be downright challenging.
So, to help make shopping for a new mattress a bit easier for you and ensure that you choose the best one for your needs, we've put together the following tips.
Do you absolutely need a new mattress?
A mattress can cost several hundreds or thousands of dollars, so it’s no small investment. To determine if it’s really time to get a new mattress, be on the lookout for the following signs:
If you ask around about which mattress material is ideal, you’re bound to get different opinions. This is because finding the right mattress boils down to your personal preferences.
That being said, there are different types of mattresses, and each one offers certain advantages. Below are the most common ones you’ll encounter:
The most widely used variety are innerspring mattresses. Although considered old-fashioned, they have also been subject to innovation through the years, with some featuring pillow, latex, or memory foam components. One obvious advantage innerspring mattresses offer is the range of materials and prices available, so there’s one suitable for every budget.
There are two types of latex mattresses: natural and synthetic.
Natural or organic latex (which is the material we use at Nature’s Embrace) is not only a healthy and environment-friendly option but is also considered one of the best mattress materials. It provides superior support at the right firmness, while also being cool and comfortable, with just the right bounce.
Memory foam is the brainchild of NASA and was originally used as a safety material in seat cushions. However, it has since penetrated the mattress industry and has gained popularity as it provides excellent support and great comfort to the body.
Its appeal lies in its unique ability to conform to the contours of the human body and bounce back to its original form. Its motion isolation feature also ensures you get to sleep even when your partner is tossing and turning.
However, some downsides of memory foam are that it retains heat, and some mattresses have been known to give off a chemical smell.
Although air mattresses look like standard innerspring mattresses, these feature air-filled chambers have a foam top layer. Originally developed for use among patients with spinal cord injuries, air beds are adjustable so if you share a bed with a partner, you can each tailor the firmness on your side of the bed according to your individual preference.
However, you also need to ensure that your air bed is firm enough to give you the support and comfort you require to avoid waking up to backaches and pain.
A hybrid mattress combines the support of innersprings or polyurethane foam with the contouring and motion isolation qualities of memory foam or latex. Depending on the level of firmness you want, the amount of comfort foam used differs widely, although the optimum foam thickness is set at 2 inches.
Ultimately, the best mattress for you should give you the support your body (especially your back) needs, especially in relation to your sleeping position.
Are you a back, side, or stomach sleeper? Perhaps you’re a combination sleeper who is comfortable sleeping in more than one position. Whichever sleeping styleyou have, take note of the basics below:
As a last word of advice for when you go mattress hunting: Cheapest or most expensive are not the best criteria for choosing a mattress.
Go too low and durability and quality can go down significantly. Going too high can lead you to spend more on a certain mattress when you can get the same benefits from a more reasonably priced one.
The best mattress is the one that suits you best in terms of comfort, bounce, and support.
With our tips above, you’ll be on your way to finding the best one for you.
We offer organic latex mattresses manufactured according to stringent quality standards. You also have the option to customize your mattress to ensure you experience total comfort and relaxation.